Luke Clark1, Andrew J. Lawrence1, Barbara J. Sahakian2, Trevor W. Robbins1. The 61st Annual Convention of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada, May 18th-20th, 20061. Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom 2. Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom Background: Questionnaire data and neuropsychological assessment have indicated increased […]
Pinhas N. Dannon1,2. The 61st Annual Convention of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada, May 18th-20th, 20061. Psychiatry Dept, Rehovot Community Mental Health Care Clinic, Rehovot, Israel 2. Psychiatry Dept, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel Background: Pathological Gambling (PG) is a relatively common and highly disabling impulse control disorder […]
Severity of gambling is associated with physical and emotional health in urban primary care patients
Morasco BJ, Vom Eigen KA, Petry NM. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2006 Mar-Apr;28(2):94-100. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of recreational and disordered gambling, and to identify its association with health functioning, in urban primary care patients.
Grant JE, Williams KA, Kim SW. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2006 Feb;8(1):53-8. Pathological gambling (PG) is a significant public health concern associated with high rates of psychiatric comorbidity and mortality. Although research into the biology of PG is still in an early stage, recent advances in our understanding of motivation, reward, and addiction have provided substantial […]
Weinstock J, Blanco C, Petry NM. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2006 Feb;14(1):87-93. This study compared methadone maintenance patients with and without pathological gambling (n = 167). Participants completed a self-report survey assessing lifetime pathological gambling and past-2-month gambling behavior, and they completed the SF-12v2 Health Survey, a measure of current mental and physical health. In the […]
Biddle D, Hawthorne G, Forbes D, Coman G. Problem gambling in Australian PTSD treatment-seeking veterans. J Trauma Stress. 2005 Dec;18(6):759-67. This study explored gambling among Australian veterans entering posttraumatic stress treatment programs (n = 153). Twenty-eight percent reached the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) criteria for probable problem gambling, as did 17% on the DSM-IV […]
Linnet J, Rojskjaer S, Nygaard J, Maher BA. Scand J Psychol. 2006 Feb;47(1):43-49. “Chasing ones losses” is a key symptom among pathological gamblers (PGs). This study focuses on quantitative differences in episodic chasing (i.e., sequences of disadvantageous decisions within a single gambling session) between PGs and non-pathological gamblers (NPGs). We compared 61 PGs and 39 […]
Natural recovery and treatment-seeking in pathological gambling: results of two U.S. National surveys
Slutske WS. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Feb;163(2):297-302. OBJECTIVE: Pathological gambling is described in DSM-IV as a chronic and persisting disorder, but recent community-based longitudinal studies that have highlighted the transitory nature of gambling-related problems have called into question whether this is an accurate characterization. This emerging evidence of high rates of recovery coupled with low […]
Multicenter investigation of the opioid antagonist nalmefene in the treatment of pathological gambling
Grant JE, Potenza MN, Hollander E, Cunningham-Williams R, Nurminen T, Smits G, Kallio A. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Feb;163(2):303-12. OBJECTIVE: Pathological gambling is a disabling disorder experienced by approximately 1%-2% of adults and for which there are few empirically validated treatments. The authors examined the efficacy and tolerability of the opioid antagonist nalmefene in the […]
Goodie AS. J Gambl Stud. 2005 Winter;21(4):481-502. Two studies sought to determine whether perceived control has different effects on confidence assessment and betting decisions among pathological and problem gamblers than among non-problem gamblers.